addbib - create or extend a bibliographic database
addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] database
When addbib starts up, answering y to the initial Instructions? prompt yields directions. Typing n (or RETURN) skips the directions. addbib then prompts for various bibliographic fields, reads responses from the terminal, and sends output records to database. A null response (just RETURN) means to leave out that field. A `−' (minus sign) means to go back to the previous field. A trailing backslash allows a field to be continued on the next line. The repeating Continue? prompt allows the user either to resume by typing y (or RETURN), to quit the current session by typing n or q, or to edit database with any system editor (see vi(1), ex(1), ed(1)).
The following options are supported:
The most common key-letters and their meanings are given below. addbib insulates you from these key-letters, since it gives you prompts in English, but if you edit the bibliography file later on, you will need to know this information.
Example 1 Editing the bibliography file
Except for A, each field should be given just once. Only relevant fields should be supplied.
%A Mark Twain %T Life on the Mississippi %I Penguin Books %C New York %D 1978
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